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Francis Bicknell Carpenter

Francis Bicknell Carpenter was an American painter born in Homer, New York. Carpenter is best known for his painting First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation of President Lincoln, which is hanging in the United States Capitol. Carpenter resided with President Lincoln at the White House and in 1866 published his one volume memoir Six Months at the White House with Abraham Lincoln. Carpenter was a descendant of the New England Rehoboth... Read More

BornAugust 6, 1830
Homer, Cortland County, New York
DiedMay 23, 1900 (aged 69)
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